About Dutch Roots

Great challenges

In July 2018 the Dutch association for agriculture and horticulture journalists (NVLJ) will organize the world congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) in the Netherlands. Under the motto ‘Dutch Roots’ the NVLJ aims to show the global appeal of the Dutch agri- and horticulture.

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Dutch Roots all over the world

Since centuries the Dutch have played a major role in global agribusiness. Skills, knowledge, products and also genetic material with ‘Dutch roots’ are spread all over the world. It brought the nation prosperity: it contributed to the development of Amsterdam as a main trade city and Rotterdam as a main port to Europe.

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The ‘Dutch Rootprint’

In the context of the Dutch contribution to global agribusiness, the NVLJ accepted the IFAJ’s request to be the host of the IFAJ2018 World Congress. The NVLJ will organize the congress in close cooperation with Wageningen University and Research WUR), the institute that celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2018.

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